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The Middleby Corporation (MIDD) Chairman and CEO to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell


ADVISORY, Nov. 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) --

What: Selim Bassoul, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Middleby Corporation (MIDD) will preside over the opening bell to celebrate the company's 10-year anniversary listing on NASDAQ. The company was recently ranked No. 9 on the Forbes 2006 Best Small Company list, in the October 30 issue. Middleby is in New York City as an exhibitor at the International Hotel Motel Restaurant Show taking place November 12-14 at the Javitz Convention Center in New York City. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Monday November 13th, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. ET Contacts: Darcy Bretz Director of Communications 847-429-7756 NASDAQ MarketSite: Stephanie Lowenthal; 646.441.5220

Feed Information:

The opening bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lowenthal at (646) 441-5220.


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About The Middleby Corporation (MIDD):

The Middleby Corporation is a global leader in the foodservice equipment industry. The company develops, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of equipment used for cooking and food preparation in commercial and institutional kitchens and restaurants throughout the world. The company's leading equipment brands include Alkar(r), Blodgett(r), CTX(r), Houno(r), MagiKitch'n(r), Middleby Marshall(r), Nu-Vu(r), Pitco Frialator(r), RapidPak(r), Southbend(r), and Toastmaster(r). Middleby's international subsidiary, Middleby Worldwide, is a leading exporter and distributor of foodservice equipment in the global marketplace. For further information about Middleby, visit

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